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Intel, VMware expand collaboration to accelerate adoption of virtualization

Quoting from Enterprise Networks & Servers:

Intel and VMware announced a broad collaboration to bring the benefits of virtualization to enterprises and new market segments.  At IDF, it was announced that there would be expanded product support as well as a global joint marketing campaign to increase virtualization awareness.

Intel also announced the specifications for the next innovation of its VT technology: Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O which provides hardware assistance for assigning I/O devices to virtual machines or partitions. 

 

In addition to product development and support, Intel and VMware plan to collaborate on several market acceleration and education initiatives, including:

-- Enterprise Marketing: The two companies are working together to drive market awareness and adoption of virtualization by planning a multi-million-dollar marketing campaign. Intel and VMware shall continue to educate and bring the value of virtualization directly to the enterprise's top IT managers through direct engagements and targeted materials in conjunction with some of the companies' largest joint original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners.

-- Entry Market Education: To help educate the market and drive virtualization ubiquity, the companies are investing in the development of a comprehensive virtualization starter kit containing fully featured products and the supporting resources required for new customers to start using virtualization. The companies plan to make these starter kits easily available to users in all market segments and geographies by utilizing Intel's worldwide channels and OEM programs combined with VMware's industry-leading virtualization software portfolio, including the freely licensed VMware Player and VMware Server.

To read the entire article, go here.

Published Monday, March 20, 2006 7:41 AM by David Marshall
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